The Dublin Marathon course is largely flat, and is AIMS certified, and goes one lap around the city. The race starts at Fitzwilliam Street Upper and finishes at Merrion Square nearby, close to historic Trinity College in the city centre. The course passes through many of Dublin's famous 18th century Georgian streets and the beautiful Phoenix Park, Europe's largest urban park. The race crosses the city, north and south of the river Liffey.
Dublin is an ancient city founded by the Vikings over 1,000 years ago. Today it is a vibrant city, with over 1 million inhabitants. It is famous for its friendliness, beautiful Georgian architecture, literary history, pubs and nightlife.
With a record of more than 20,000 runners in 2019, Dublin now hosts Europe's 4th largest marathon. There were almost 6,000 international runners in the race (in 2019) from over 60 countries, and they are sold out for this year. However, we have guaranteed race entries in 2021, and the event has an entry limit of 25,000 runners. The course is open for 7 hours. There are no shorter events on the day.
Morning arrival in Dublin, take the airport shuttle service to hotel
Early check-in as available or baggage drop
Walk and explore the hotel’s surrounding area, eat out for lunch, or head out for an easy jog around the city or Phoenix park to refresh your blood circulation after the overnight flight
Visit the Marathon Expo today for race pack collection
Optional Visit to Guinness Storehouse
Rest of the day free & easy or take the train to the Marathon Expo for last-minute race pack collections
Meet up with the group/peers for lunch at the hotel or at any restaurants in the city centre
Morning race start at Fitzwilliam Street Upper
Enjoy a terrific marathon while we cross our fingers for a race of your lifetime
After crossing the finish line, take an easy walk back to the hotel
Dinner & Show at the Merry Ploughboy in the evening
Early breakfast, take a walk around the city centre and get ready for checkout by 12pm